Kinran-sha Round-the-World Air Race Game

£750.00

Round the world speed contest

In stock

The board of this cartographic game is centred on Japan and peppered with national monuments of the world (Big Ben, the Colosseum, Château de Chillon, the Pyramids, Great Wall of China); famous people (Lenin, Washington; and general stereotypes (bull fighting, baseball); Hollywood appears to be represented by Harold Lloyd, a figure in glasses and a boater being filmed while clinging to a spire.

Condition & Materials

Japanese cartographic board game, 54.5 x 79 cm, printed in colours, old folds with some wear at the fold intersections strengthened on the verso, blank verso; the Japanese game Sugoroku is similar to snakes and ladders.

Title

Kinran-sha Round-the-World Air Race Game

Mapmaker(s)

Kinran-sha

Place of publication

Tokyo?

Date of publication

1927

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

54.5 x 79 cm